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Managing outdoor recreation: case studies in the national parks.

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This book addresses the issue of managing outdoor recreation to protect park resources and the quality of the visitor experience. The book is organized into three parts. Part I comprises five chapters that draw on the scientific and professional literature in parks and outdoor recreation to develop a systematic and creative approach to outdoor recreation management. Part II presents a series of 25...

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Chapter 19 (Page no: 106)

Preventing the Petrified Forest from disappearing.

Visitors to Petrified Forest National Park have the opportunity to walk among the crystallized remains of trees that lived more than 200 million years ago. However, a small percentage of visitors threaten the preservation of these Mesozoic structures by taking petrified wood from the park (Depreciative behavior; Impacts to historical/cultural resources). To address this challenging problem, the park has promulgated a strict rule against removing petrified wood (Rules/Regulations) and established a robust education and outreach program that alerts visitors to this rule and the importance of leaving petrified wood in its place. Information is shared through a visitor center film, at entrance gates, in the visitor guide, on the park website, on signs at trailheads, and through interpretive displays (Information/Education). Park rangers and uniformed volunteers monitor popular sites, and visitors pass through a check station as they leave the park; anyone caught taking, moving, or damaging petrified wood is fined (Law enforcement). Real and fake cameras have been used to monitor heavily used sites and discourage theft (Facility development, site design/maintenance). Additionally, petrified wood from outside sources is sold by a park concessionaire for visitors wanting a souvenir. These management practices are designed to Reduce the impact of use by diminishing theft, and to Increase the supply of souvenirs by using sources of petrified wood from outside the protected area of the park.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Parks and outdoor recreation. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 9) Impacts of outdoor recreation. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 18) Outdoor recreation management practices. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 25) Evaluating outdoor recreation management practices. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 45) Applying outdoor recreation management. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 55) Treading lightly on Acadia. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 59) Building a better campsite along the Appalachian Trail. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 62) Let there be light in Great Smoky Mountains. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 66) How many visitors is too many at Arches? Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 71) Protecting Biscayne's underwater treasures. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 75) Saving bats at Mammoth Cave. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 79) Turning off the lights at Chaco. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 82) Busing among the grizzlies at Denali. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 86) Winning the lottery on the Colorado River. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 91) The ice caves are open, the ice caves are open. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 95) The sounds of silence in Muir Woods. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 99) Stewarding America's antiquities at Mesa Verde. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 103) What goes up Mt. Whitney must come down. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 110) Containing contaminants at Carlsbad Caverns. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 114) Bear etiquette in Katmai. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 118) Don't pick up aquatic hitchhikers in Voyageurs. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 122) A mountain with handrails at Yosemite. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 127) Doing the Zion shuttle. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 130) The buzz from above at Grand Canyon. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 134) Managing monuments and memorials at the National Mall. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 138) Climbing towards common ground at Devils Tower. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 142) The winter wonderland of Yellowstone. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 29 (Page no: 146) Alternative transportation at Grand Teton. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 30 (Page no: 150) No bad trip in Glacier. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 31 (Page no: 157) Lessons learned. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.